Archive for the 'Books' Category

November Books

by Jennifer on Friday, December 14th, 2007

Spaceman Blues: A Love Song by Brian Francis Slattery: This came to my attention due to a comment made by Jay Lake and I’m glad I gave it a try. This was written in a very compelling style. Indeed, the language was so assured it bordered on extraordinary. I did have the sense that the […]

September / October Books

by Jennifer on Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Better late than never. Un Lun Dun by China Mieville: I’m a fan of China’s work and have read several of his adult novels. This had the same lovely writing and the fantastical imagination that informs his world-building. But I do have to say that I occasionally felt as if he was trying too hard […]

August books

by Jennifer on Friday, September 7th, 2007

I went away. Far away. To a place with no television and no phone and no internet. So I got to read. Broken Angels by Richard K. Morgan: I really get into the character of Takeshi Kovacs. But I didn’t like this quite as much as the first book. I guess I missed the noir […]

June and July Books

by Jennifer on Saturday, August 4th, 2007

For various reasons, I’ve been behind on updating blogs lately, but that didn’t stop me from fitting in a few books (and manuscripts) over the last couple months. Ink by Hal Duncan: I didn’t like this quite as much as the first book, but that was a high bar to beat. This continues to track […]

May books

by Jennifer on Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

A Sundial in a Grave: 1610 by Mary Gentle – MOUS’s?* I don’t believe they exist. [is buried under paper] Which is the reason why I started this book in February, but didn’t finish it until May. Granted, it’s also 672pp long (in the trade edition). It was full of intrigue, secret societies, and history. […]